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Port of Oakland Cranes? Star Wars AT-AT Walkers?

Port of Oakland Cranes Vs. AT AT Walkers You have probably heard the ongoing urban legend that George Lucas got his idea for the Star Wars AT-AT Walkers from the Port of Oakland Shipping Container Cranes while flying into Oakland International Airport (OAK). Can it be confirmed? Who knows the truth. I think it’s highly […]

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Oakland Police Helicopter Flying Now

Why is the Oakland Police Helicopter flying now? If you’re wondering why there are helicopters over Oakland right now here are 3 ways to find out. 1) Sign up to get text updates from the Oakland Police Department. I have instructions at the bottom of this article. 2) The Oakland Police Scanner app. If you […]

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Dimond Park Sausal Creek Trail Liemert Bridge

Dimond Park Sausal Creek Trail is a little known trail running along side of Park Blvd in the Dimond Canyon. It starts in Dimond Park and goes along side the creek for a little while under the Liemert Bridge and onto the Montclair Golf Course. It’s a rather short trail as you can see from […]

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Info: East Bay Bike Party! 2nd Fridays

Bike Party Dates: 1st Fridays – San Francisco Bike Party 2nd Fridays – East Bay Bike Party 3rd Fridays – San Jose Bike Party 4th Fridays – Critical Mass Bike Party! I am a huge fan of the East Bay Bike Party(join group for invites to rides) and San Francisco Bike Party so I put […]

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Lake Merritt – History, Truth & Facts

Ahhh Lake Merritt, the lake of a thousand smells. I’ve heard a lot of rumors regarding Lake Merritt and it’s origins. So I decided to write this article about the history and facts of Lake Merritt. I hope this article helps spread some proper and informative information for all. Please share with fellow Oaklander’s. Is […]

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UPDATED: Oakland Homicide Rate

Oakland 78 Homicides as of mid December 2014. Latest Murder (updated too frequently) Subscribe for year end summary and link to each murder. Police Scanner App (search this one on your phone) We just had a 30 day no kill streak. OPD sated it’s been over 10 years since we have had a 30 day […]

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Oakland Flea Markets

Oakland has various flea markets based on the day of the week but there are a few major ones worth checking out. Oakland Coliseum Flea Market 5401 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94601 | (510) 534-0325 7 days a week but of course much more populated on Saturday and Sunday. Entry fee varies between .50 cents […]

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Oakland Dispensaries Weed Clubs

Oakland Medical Marijuana Clubs The City of Oakland currently has 8 permitted Medical Marijuana dispensaries listed below. Harborside Health Center 10am-8pm 7 Days A Week 1840 Embarcadero Free Delivery! Purple Heart Patient Center Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm | Sun: 10am-6pm 415 4th St (510) 625-7877 Magnolia Wellness 10am-8pm 7 Days A Week 161 Adeline St (510) 628-2119 […]

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Adopt A Cat In Oakland

Where is the best place to adopt a cat in Oakland? Well you would think the answer is easy, but these days there are several options and you want to make sure you choose the right place. I myself got my kitty from Cat Town Oakland. Let’s look at our options East Bay SPCA: The […]

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New Parkway Theater reopened Movie, Pizza AND Beer?

We Love You Oakland sign at the closed down Parkway Theater on Park Blvd. As you may have heard the Parkway Theater is reopening. I would love to say that’s true but not entirely. There is actually a new group who signed a lease at a new venue in Oakland’s Uptown District at 474 24th […]

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Yosemite Day Trip From The Bay Area

Bay Area to Yosemite, a day trip. What most locals don’t realize is that you can drive to Yosemite and back in a single day from the Bay Area. We are pretty lucky when you think about it. This means you can get the Yosemite Valley experience on a random Saturday or Sunday without camping. […]

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10 Reasons You Hate BART

While writing this article I realized I am way more upset at BART than I knew so I’ll start there. As someone who rides BART every day Monday through Friday I must say I am getting very fed up with the system. BART is overpriced! For one, it’s way over priced. To go from 12th […]

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